Monday, January 4, 2021

Valentine's Day Gift Guides Under $50

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Happy New Year! I know we just had a new year and some many not want to hear about another holiday. But as a teacher I have to think ahead. I have already brought and printed out Valentine items for my class. 

Since I have already started shopping and decorating I decided to do a post about some Valentine's Day gifts I have found. 

Galantine's Day for your Bestie 

If you  are single like me you may be trying to figure out what to do for Valentine's Day.  How about getting together with you single friends and have a girls night in. Whether you glam up or dress in your pj's you can a good time with a few of these activities.

  • As women we love to pamper our selves, so why not have a spa night at home. 
  • Pop in  a good movie that you.  Rom Coms would be good but classic movies or friendship themed movies like Clueless, The Women (1939) or The Opposite Sex (remake of The Women), Fried Green Tomatoes, Beaches,or  frenemies like Mean Girls would be different than the typical romantic movie for Valentine's Day. There are whole lot of movies so find the best one for you. 

  • A gift exchange would also be cool thing to do for your besties. Set a budget limit in advance and exchange names. Above are some cute gift ideas!

  • Create the ultimate girl  music playlist and even make copies and send to your friends.
  • There are so many ideas on what you can do that day but have one rule like not talking about your exes. Instead celebrate your status, each other, and your friendship! 

Affordable Galantine Gifts


Gift Guide for Foodies 

For those in your life that enjoy cooking or hosting. This gift guide will be perfect for them. 
Include food items that they love. Also included items that they can use for a Valentine's Day or items they can use for any other event. 

Foodie Gift Guide


Valentine's Day Gift Guide for All Your Loves


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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Gift Guide for Everyone On Your List


I am sorry I have been not active on the blog but being a new teacher has been quite exhausting. Getting my classroom right and having the consultant coming has caused me to be busy. But everything worked out and now I have a little bit of time to focus on my blog. 

Today I decided to do a few gift guides I been wanting to do for a while. Today I am focusing on affordable gift guides for the love ones in your life. 

Gifts for Kids/Teens 

The first ones are for kids and teens. You know the holiday season is really about them. They are the ones that are really exicited for this time of year! 

These gifts include items for the tots and even the young at heart on your list. 

Kids and Teens Gift Guide

Mother's Gift Guide 

Mother's deserve so much more. We can at least get them gets that they will need or want this year. 

Mother's Day Gift Guide

1.Pyrex 21-Piece Bake, Prep & Portable Set • Pyrex • $99.99  My mom has been asking for more storage for her food. So I included this set because I know she can bake, prep, and store items with this Pyrex Set. Plus Pyrex items last for many years! Talk about a good investment. 

5.Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm • $64  I tried this item out and it works wonders for my skin. 

Gamers Gift Guide

This gift guide is great for those who love to play games. Rather it is old fashion games or the newest, this gift guide will please your favorite gamer. 

Gamer's Gift Guide

 Shopping and gifting tips

  Better Deals 

Have a budget and stick with it. Doing so will help you enjoy your Christmas. 
 Always  price compare. Some stores if you bring in an ad from another store that has an item cheaper they will lower that price. 

If you are a member of a certain store club you may earn more discounts. 
If you are veteran or senior citizen you may earn more discounts as well.  

       Gifting Tips 

Make sure you know the size of the person that you are buying for. People grow or lose weight, so not everyone is the same size they were last year. 
When buying for someone buy something that matches their style or personality. 
Always give the receipt to the person you brought the present for. 
Please buy a gift that they can actually take back to the store. By this I mean a store that is nearby where they live at or least in the state the live in.  
Buy an extra gift or two  just in case someone gives you an unexpected gift. Sometimes you may score  extra gift if you take up the offer of buy one get one free. 

Ways to save money

Retailmenot is great source to get discounts and offers on free shipping. Free shipping is something you should look into. Some sites automatically give free shipping but others only do if you buy a certain amount. Do not overspend just to get free shipping.

Only buy things that you love or would be a staple for you.

Always comparison shop you may find the same or similar item for a cheaper price. 

Also sometimes it may be cheaper just to shop at the actually store. I only shop online if the store is not in my state or nearby

Here is a preview of Black Fridays for some of the stores featured plus more.

Buy one, get one free boots for the whole family.
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Take 20% of your order with code TURKEY.
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Take 20% off order of $79+ with code DEALS.
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Valid through 11/23.
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Black Friday Preview Sale! Get an extra 20% off with code SCORE.
Valid 11/23 only.
Get 20% off with code BLKFRI.
Valid 11/24-11/28.
Up to 50% off more than a thousand items for women, men, kids and the home.
Valid through 12/1.
Save an additional 25% off clearance.
Valid 11/27-12/1.
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Valid through 11/28.
Pre-Cyber Sale: Up to 50% off.
Valid 11/18-11/25.
Gear Yardsale: Recieve 50% off.
Valid 11/26 only.
Arc’Teryx Sale: 25% off new styles.
Valid 11/23-11/30.
Take 15% off your order with code THANKS.
Valid through 11/27.
Take 20% off select jewelry styles with code SPARKLE20.
Valid 11/28-12/9.
Save 30% off women’s and men’s sweaters.
Kids and toddler pajamas starting at $12.
Save 30% off select boots for the entire family.
Valid for a limited time.
Black Friday deals are here!
Tis’ the season on fashion, furniture, and home decor.
Starting 11/25.
Get KidKraft Hampton Wooden Playset for $699.99.
Valid 11/23 only.
Shop Beats by Dre.
Valid 11/23 only.
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Valid 11/24-11/25.
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Valid 11/24 only.
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Valid through 11/24.
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Valid through 11/29.
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Valid 11/24-11/25.
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Enjoy 30% off sitewide with code FRIDAY.
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Valid 11/25-11/27.
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Free international shipping on orders over $500.
Valid 11/27-11/30.
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Valid through 11/25.

Receive 50% off everything. Styles starting at $5.
Valid through 11/27.

Enjoy up to 50% off dresses, bags, shoes and more.
Plus, enjoy an extra 15% off marked items.

Valid through 11/26.

Get your Kit Night Mask with any order $75+ plus free shipping on any order $50+.
Receive an extra 50% off clearance items with code CLEARVIBES.
Valid through 11/27.

Receive up to 30% off your purchase.
Valid 11/22-11/28.

New customers can use code OFFER for $10 off their first purchase.
Valid through 12/6.

Free shipping on Black Friday sale prices.
Valid through 11/30.

Enjoy free shipping on orders.
Valid through 12/1.
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Valid through 12/1.
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Valid through 12/1.
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Valid 11/29-12/1.

Save 20% off your first order with code FIRSTORDER.
Receive $10 off $50, $20 off $75, and $30 off $100.
Valid for a limited time.

Up to 50% off. Plus free shipping on all orders. Exclusions apply.
Starting 11/23.

Up to 50% off best sellers & 30% off your purchase.
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Valid through 11/30.

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Valid through 11/25.

Receive $20 off your purchase of $100 or more.
Valid through 11/28.


Get Black Friday Every Day prices with 50-70% off everything.
Free shipping on orders over $50 or more.
Valid for a limited time.

Take 25% off full-priced fashion and 15% off full-priced home & beauty with code HOLIDAY.
Valid 11/22-12/31.

Up to 60% off sitewide.
Valid 11/25-12/2.

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Valid through 11/25.
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Valid 11/25-11/29.

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Up to 40% off designer sale.
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Valid through 11/28.

Enjoy 30% off full-sized favorites, plus get a free 5-peice day or night gift with $125+ orders with code SURPRISE.
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Get a Infrared Sauna Blanket $100 off with code HEAT100.
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Valid through 12/4.

Flash Deal! Receive a free deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara plus deluxe Damn Girl Mascara with $45 purchase using exclusive code SHOPSTYLE.
Pre-tax cart must meet $45+.
Valid 11/23 only.
Receive 30% off sitweide, plus free shipping.
Valid for a limited time.

Enjoy up to 70% off a
sale and select full-priced styles.

Valid 11/24-11/29.

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Valid through 11/25.
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Valid for a limited time.

Up to 50% off sale styles.
Valid through 11/28.

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Valid through 11/30.

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Valid 11/26-11/27.

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Get 30% off sitewide with code THANKS.
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Valid 11/24-12/1.

Receive 30% off sitewide plus 50% off holiday steals.
Valid through 11/29.

Take 25% off sitewide with code FRIYAY25.
Valid 11/25-11/28.

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With any $125 purchase choose a free gift from 13 different best-selling brands.
Valid 11/27-11/29.

Get 30% off orders of $250+ with code THANKS.
Valid through 11/30.

Get 50% off select workout bags, plus free shipping.
Valid through 11/30.

Up to 40% off popular styles.
Valid 11/26-11/30.

20% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY2020.
Valid through 12/31.
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Save up to 70% off with code HAPPYTURTLES.
Valid through 12/2.

Save 50% off select styles and 20% off sitewide.
Valid through 11/30.

Gift Guide for Your Love Ones

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

30 Incredible and Affordable Best Friend Gift Ideas

30 Affordable Gifts for Your Best Friend

Good Morning! 

I hope everybody has had a good week so far. I know it may seem too soon to be doing gift guides for the holidays (Christmas). Stores are having deals and sales earlier this year. This maybe because of the pandemic and all of the changes it has made. 

Some stores are closing for Thanksgiving and some stores may be closing for good. 

For some people it was easy to buy (like my maybe cousin that is only 2 years old) but others it takes time. I spend time on trying to find a perfect gift that would suit their needs, wants, and personality. 

So I have came up with gift guides to help you the perfect gift for your family and friends. But today I am going to focus on gift guides for your bestie! 

Your best friend that may not have spent a lot of time with this year. Your best that you miss seeing and want to let them know how you feel. 

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30 Incredible Gifts for Your Best Friend

The Home Body

For your friend that would rather stay in watching movies than go out in the cold weather! This person may stay home but they still know how to have fun and finds ways to stay entertaining.  

Ps. this gift guide can be given to any one.  We are going through a pandemic and some may be working at home or just spending time at home. Most of us will be probably spending time at home and would love a gift that reflects that new way of doing things. 

Home Body Gift Guide

Homebody gift guide

1. Philosophy bubble bath - Having this Philosophy product would make anyone stay in and relax.

2. Slippers- bedroom shoes are great for lounging around and keeping your feet warm.   

3.Goat Milk Hand Wash-  hand wash is the best to keep those hands nice and soft. Especially with all of this hand washing we are dong. 

4.  SpaRoom BellaMist Essential Oil Diffus

According to Pinterest this year people are doing more home self care activities. 

5. Le Labo lip gloss Best lip gloss that try this year. 

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6.  Koda Buffalo Plaid Throw is this extra blanket will keep her warm by the fire place or watching movies at home. 

7. Glass Jar Candle Cashmere Jasmine - Chesapeake Bay Candle

This cashmere and jasmine will make a nice relaxing aroma in her home. 

8. Self Discover book- can be used for self discovery journal entry ideas. 

 9. Mirra Resin Euphoria Relaxation Fountain with Light

This is another Pinterest idea that I thought would be great for those who want to have an relaxing fountain in their home. 

10. A silk pillow case to keep her hair from being damaged while she sleeps. 

Gift Guide for Teachers 

If you have a teacher in your family or would like to give a gift to your child's teacher these gifts would be great. Teachers are going through a lot of stress. Not only are they teaching during a pandemic they are also having to spend a lot of money because of it. 

Teachers now have to buy ppe, more cleaning products, and technology products. If you can gift it to them or buy them a gift card this holiday season, I know they will appreciate it. I know I would especially since this is my first year teaching. 

Teacher Gift Guide 

Gift Guide for Teachers

1. PhoneSoap UV Sanitizer and Phone Charger - • $51.75 

Perfect if someone who has to use their phone through out the day to talk to parents. 

Students now need their own individual supplies. This set of Crayons can easily be divided among a classroom of students. 

I know when I am in the classroom, I often clean of the surfaces through out the day. A teacher will need these wipes especially if it is hard to get them at the stores. 

Teachers carry a lot of items and personalized tote would be great for the teacher in your life. Now she can carry her items in style. 

Teachers spend a lot of time printing out items. Sometimes when they can't use the printer at school, they will have to do it at home. Give them some ink to help them get through the rest of this year. 

Teachers go through markers like no ones' business. We spend a lot of time writing on boards or having children write on boards. 

Teachers find it hard to use a face mask were students can see their face. With students with different abilities some need to see the mouth of their teacher when they are speaking. Face shields help make that easier. 

Markers to help them with grading and filling out paper work. 

Teachers need planners buy them one that has ideas that will help them promote kindness in the classroom. Teachers sometimes need inspiration especially when it comes to fostering kindness in the class. 


The Foodie 

This guide is for the foodie who loves hosting parties and cooking great meals! This person is looking for new recipes and new things to put in their kitchen. 

Now during this pandemic they are fixing their kitchen up with things to make their life better. These are the gifts she would love to have in kitchen or refrigerator. 

Foodie Gift Guide

I actually first tried this candy about two years ago. A neighbor gave us some and it was the best candy tasted. 

This is now available at Target and thought it would be a nice treat for any one that loves affordable treats. 

Delish always has nice recipes especially desserts. This would be a great gift for does who love to make simple but wonderful baked goods. 

I got a dash pancake maker last year as a gift. I have been enjoying making mini pancakes. 

For those who don't want to have a big mixer buy them this affordable hand mixer. This would mix cake batter or pancake batter has good as big mixer. It can also mix items that contain chocolate chips, nuts, or heavy cream. Easy to clean and store. 


What would you add to this gift guides above?

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